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Jul 10, 2011 8:00am PDT
this big, grand compromise, the president and and congressional leaders need to negotiate to raise that limit. they're e manding 2 trillion in spending cuts be made to give the president the increase he wants and democrats demanding any deal to cut spending like that has to include an increase in tax revenue. the big question, going into tonight's meeting is whether a smaller deficit reduction n dea is possible. both sides are saying it can be done. failure to do it would lead to economic meltdown. >> jon, thank you very much. joining me to discuss the road ahead is the white house chief of staff bill daley. thank you very much for joining us. you've heard what jon said. you've seen what speaker boehner has done last night. what's your reaction to the deal being pulled right now? >> it's very unfortunate the speaker made the comments he has. the president is committtt to solving this deficit possible for the future of america. he's looking forward to the meeting to play out his case. he's saying, it is time now to make the tough decisions. in this town, generally they kick the can.
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Jul 31, 2011 9:00am PDT
! you've lost some weight. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. nogoing back the again. good for you! how'd you do i eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios. >>> national transportation safety board is expected to send a team to guyana to help investigate a plane crash. the jet slid off the runway and split in two. 163 people including two americans were on board. incredibly everyone survived. lisa stark has the story. >> for those on board was a terrifying landing. >> i told my friend, we're going to die. >> plane skidded off the end of the runway in darkness. it split in to two. >> everybody was screaming. >> passengers scrambled to get out. >> amazingly everyone survived. >> it broke in two. we should be very grateful for that. >> caribbean flight started at j.f.k. airport stopped in trinidad and
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Jul 6, 2011 4:00pm PDT
. the host city for winter olympics has been announced. >> sushi made from raw meat. it's big in japan. really. and a vital shift might be part of the reason why. >> research could mean you'll never have a painful sun burn again. >> outside, skyway heading for lower deck of the bay bridge, you can see traffic is crawling along. back in a moment. >>> british researchers discovered a substance causing sun burn pain, offering hope for a treatment to some day block it. researchers have found elevated levels of a certain protein in painful sun burns, blocking affects in rats relieves pain. researchers caution that sun burn plays an important role, warning to you get out of the sun. >> there is a big trend in japan that might turn your stomach, restaurants serving raw meat business. they're doing great business. and this reflects a shift in japanese society. >> horse meat, pork and chicken says the chef, all raw, and uncooked. double down by eager customers packing meat sushi. no fish is allowed and in an odd way, the battle between meat and fish parallels the japanese battle of the sexes. i
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Jul 10, 2011 4:30pm PDT
big thing in social media. >> it's the final frontier of connectivity because we spend five years of our lives in that metal box. >> he says it's a way for merchants to send coupons and discounts to drivers spotted nearby. some has high speed cameras that can capture license plate data for marketing and new version of honking your horn. >> the way to make accountability in roadways by letting drivers connect with each other and rate and rank each other. >> the toyota has a online a facebook profile with photo and yes, she says, it may be a new way to meet ignite in the next car. >> it happens a lot but a guy will text you. i think it could be very exciting. >> you have a license plate, you may be able that back to where person lives and stalk them. >> this could be the newest way for a stranger to reach in someone's life. >> how do we prevent people from claiming your license plate? pretending to be you. >> at bump we take privacy very seriously. >> so they automatically automatically set it for private but it does share data for marketing purposes. >> they think it's a human inva
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Jul 1, 2011 4:30am PDT
to make the big move and declared would it strike but the bridge district said fine and made a big move and said we're going to cancel service entirely. negotiations have been going on since november 2009. the union is upset because 16 ticket agents are going to be replaced by ticket machines next week the bridge district is trying to close a gap of $89 million. they decided shutting down service would be the right thing to do, to cut to the chase and let the customers know because they figured other unions wouldn't want to cross the line but the employees were disappointed. >> we would appreciate it if they would focus more on the employees and 34 years of service and treating them in a way they can leave the judge but to disrespect them and cast them off in hopes we won't make a ruckus as we leave july 8th. >> i think our organization has an excellent track record in what we but put on the table. >> reporter: bridge officials are offering to reassign the workers that is being replaced by machines. hopefully the number of people that will be impacted will be smaller than usual. if you
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Jul 10, 2011 7:00am PDT
any deal be cut before the country defaults on its debt? there's a big white house meeting today. >>> on the run, a stunning statement from the country's new secretary of defense. al qaeda's defeat is within reach. is america really close to a victory over the terror network? >>> stolen life. kidnapped and held captive for 18 of her 31 years. jaycee dugard speaks exclusively to abc's diane sawyer about what it was like e be a prisoner, now, finally to be free. >> wow. i can walk into the next room and see my mom. wow, i can decide to jump in the car and go to the beach with the girls. wow. unbelievable. >>> and, royal red carpet. it was the biggest night yet for the royal newlyweds of north america. hollywood's biggest stars were out. but no surprise, it was kate who stole the show. we are live in los angeles for will and kate's big hollywood moment. >> announcer: from abc news, this is a special edition of "good morning america," now, live from the belasco theater in los angeles, california, and new york city, weekend anchors bianna golodryga and dan harris. >> good morning, am
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Jul 29, 2011 2:05am PDT
a front flip on his motorcycle. he wound up winning that event. >> they say one of the big stars of the games is going to be skateboarder mitchie brusco. he's doing all sorts of crazy stuff. and get this. mitchie, just 14 years old. >> i've got to wonder how his mom feels about that. >> she's got to be a little scared. >> is she watching or she's got her eyes closed. >> i don't know how those guys do it. good lucuc >> wow, very impressive. >> yes. >>> more "world news now" when we come right back. let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement nsurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to " 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare call now to find out how an aarp... medicare supplement insurance plan / insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company, helps cover some of .the medical expenses... / not paid by medicare part b. that can save you from p
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Jul 1, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. satellite shows a big massive ridge of high pressure that will be the dominant feature throughout the weekend. go tok a hot holiday weekend. and there is sunny skies, going to be warm throughout the central part of the state. and 98 the high in sacramento. 104 in fresno. and sunday, up to 100 in sacramento. and 79 in big sur, warm here tomorrow into the bay area, south bay, skies sunny. highs 90 in san jose z 89 in coupe tino. on the pin anyone slarks highs of 82 in san mateo. and upper 60s on the coast and there is 70 in the sunset district. and there is highs mainly low to mid-90s and near east bay highs mid to upper 80s. and there is mid-80s towards fremont out into inland east bay, highs mid to upper 90s, monterey bay mid to upper 70s near the bay. and here is the accu-weather forecast. it's going to be hotter sunday, highs around 100 degrees, temperatures may drop off monday remaining sunny, looking like cloudy skies for the fire works displays around the bay area monday night z we bounce back up to 100 degrees tuesday. heat stays with us for a while. >> thanks spencer. >> co
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Jul 24, 2011 10:00am PDT
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Jul 11, 2011 4:30am PDT
to meet the woman she saved. >> i probably give her a big hug and just say that i'm sorry that it took so long. i'm glad that her and her kids are okay. >> the officer has gotten a call from jaycee dugard's mother says not a day goes by that they don't thank them for what they did. >> some of the neighbors watched the interview with mixed emotions last night. they say they are horrified to hear what went on for so long but they are amazed at her strength and her recovery she is making from her ordeal. >> she has given strength to people in that similar situation and strived to make the best. >> she is very, very brave. >> they pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sex charges last month. she was sentenced to life in prison and nancy is serving 36 years to life. >>> now to the latest on seven missing northern california men in the gulf of california. within hours divers could start searching for them. a navy deep water team from hawaii is due to explore the wreckage of the erik that flu now on the sea floor. they will be looking to see if any of the missing men are still on the boat. meanwhile,
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Jul 2, 2011 2:30pm PDT
are developing a small solution for about v big medical problem. karina rusk reports on the breakthrough. >>> they are developing a new weapon in the fight against super bugs, mersa. it's a growing strain that kills an estimated 19,000 americans every year. the big breakthrough is 50,000 times smaller than the thickness of human hair. >> this happens to be a cross. microbe that goes into pathogens. >> reporter: they refer to them as ninja particles because it's fast, accurate and precise. >> they have a magnetic quality. searching out the cell walls resistant to antibiotics. here is dangerous cell mrsa sell prior to treatment and this is after an enter counter. >> go in and latch on and take it out and punch a hole through. >> lab tests show that it destroys mrsa without affecting hell their red or white blood cells. they have pawd with a lab in singapore and they hope they can find a niche in modern medicine. >> it allows us to basically leverage the things we've been doing over the last 20 years or so here at ibm and the new chemistry and methods we've developed. >> reporter: they say
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Jul 3, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. i want to show you what will move in tomorrow. we're all going to cool down slightly. the big cooldown near the coast. offshore winds today. and the fog, more onshore winds will move that inland so get ready for cooler temperatures for tomorrow. >> alan: that heat combined with the danger of fireworks is signaling a precautionary tone this fourth of july weekend. we're at the alameda county fair where the temperature has dropped to 94 degrees. feeling any cooler out there? >> reporter: actually, believe it or not that three degree difference does make a huge difference. you can see the people lined up at the cooling center. this where the paramedics have been delivering first aid all day long. >> welcome to the county fair! >> reporter: there really isn't a wait to beat the near triple digit heat. you just learn to cope with it. that means hiding under whatever shade you can find or create, and staying well hydrated. >> going to the misters, and then jump in the pool. >> reporter: as temperatures sizzled, so did grills in the bay area, in spite of the warning. the scorching we
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Jul 26, 2011 12:00am PDT
from big talk. >> did anybody else get3q lysol believes your family should never have to touch a germy pump again. so we developed the new stainless look no touch handsoap system. our lysol no touch handsoap system automatically dispenses the perfect amount of soap, and kills 99.9% of bacteria, helping to stop the spread of bacteria all over your home. for healthy tips and more, visit lysol.com/missionforhealth >> jimmy: hi, i'm jimmy kimmel, and this is guillermo with a word about san manuel indian bingo and casino, where they're celebrating their 25th anniversary with all sorts of good stuff, like a special prize package for anyone who visits on their birthday. forgive me for saying so, guillermo, but based on the fit of that jacket, looks like you've really been enjoying san manuel's buffet. >> yes, i am fat and excited for all the great shows coming up at san manuel. pitbull is going to be playing. >> jimmy: yes, pit bull's going to be playing. >> yes. >> jimmy: and who else? are you a fan of devo? >> yes, yes. i am also a fan of devo. and martin lawrence, too. he is funny. >> jimm
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Jul 9, 2011 12:00am PDT
, but -- [ applause ] we have a big football star on the show tonight. denver broncos quarterback tim tebow. [ cheers and applause ] good news today. the nfl players and the league restarted talks, so, that's good. there's some optimism that the nfl season may go on as scheduled this year. which is great. but in the meantime, the players are still out of work. so try so to try to help out, i've been hiring some of them here at the show. en w wshoot a segment out on the street, we bring a production team in t tmake sure things go smoothly. and guillermo, today, you worked with terrell suggs, right? >> yeah. >> jimmy: did he do a good job? >> i think so. >> jimmy: you think so? well, let's take a look. >> hi, it's me guillermo, i'm here for -- >> jimmy kimmel! what's up, buddy! >> we're trying to shoot. step out. >> sorry. >> okay, guillermo. let's go again. and action. >> hi, it's me guillermo, i'm here, hollywood boulevard for -- >> let's go, baby. yeah. >> i think you kill him. >> yeah, i will. >> thank you, mr. terrell. >> no problem. >> ow. >> anybody else want some? where you at? >> jimmy: a man
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Jul 2, 2011 5:00am PDT
the rivers fast, swollen and as we saw, very dangerous. >> a big increase in the stock market yesterday. the dow jones industrial average soared 180 points. it will open at 12,582. for the week the dow gained 648 points, that's nearly a 5 1/2% jump. the nasdaq also saw a big jump of 42 points and the s & p. 500 rose 14. >> for school the news is not good. they are recommending a ten percent increase in twotition from the board of regents. it would make up the loss in the budgets. the in state tuition would rise by more a thousand dollars to $12,200 a year. >>> imagine spending only a few dollars to help send a bay area student to college. it's possible through a new website called scholar match. students in financial need post their profile hoping to get people to donate money toward their college twotition. here is how it works. >> college is an expensive proposition but san francisco's scholarmatch.org is helping some students pay for their education. >> it began here at this tutoring center. men students were being accepted into college but didn't have a way to pay for it. >> the exe
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Jul 3, 2011 5:00am PDT
tomorrow. the air quality management district is expecting unhealthy conditions. if you are big 4th of july plans, prepare for the heat. lisa is here with exactly what you can expect today. >> hi, carolyn. for the 4th of july, tomorrow we are expecting patchy fog. if you are headed into san francisco, a bit of a relief tomorrow night. as for today we have the heat advisory in effect because already temperatures are warmer than we were yesterday. it's 63 in fremont. 60 redwood city. just a couple 50s and already 71 in antioch. so numbers this morning anywhere from two to five degrees warmer than yesterday at this time. so we are starting out warmer. in fact, right now in the upper levels of the atmosphere, above 2,000 feet, we are talking 80 degrees. so we will be look at the heat advisory everywhere except for the coast. even though our coast will top out today warmer than yesterday, around 70 degrees. but we will be flirting with 100 in some of our inland valleys. a look at the full forecast for the entire bay area coming up in a bit. >> thank you, lisa. in other news this morning, san jos
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Jul 26, 2011 11:00am PDT
% blame congress and republicans. >> this say the long running down turn is forcing big fundamentals in how americans live. 54% of americans say they have had to change their lifestyle in a big way. someone in the household or close friend or family member has been laid off in the last year. 82% of marines say they areing a difficult time finding a job in their area. we wanted to know how it affected you. we invite you to record a video dairy and then upload it to u report or e-mail it to ureport to us and we may be coming out to tell your story. >> a democratic congressman is resigning in the growing sex skeanld. david wu of oregon made the announcement. yesterday nancy pelosi called for an ethics investigation after accusations by wu had a sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman. he said he wouldn't step down but the well-being of his children come first so he'll resign. >>> just ahead, mcdonald's menu make over. how happy meal will get healthier. michelle obama weighs in on the changes. >> first i couldn't go to sleep. wide with awake. >> 49ers are back to work but honey...? [
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Jul 1, 2011 5:00pm PDT
holes and not going to be able to return and increase police force quickly. and this is is a big hit to the general fund. >> oakland was not the hardest hit. san jose losing almost $4 million from a general fund. the city manager told us san jose will deal with the added difference at the end of this year. >> thank you. and residents are facing a future with fewer firefighters and less equipment. today marks the start of the fiscal year. station 29 is one of two praiting at half capacity. >> we're collecting -- expecting delayed response time. meaning if you have a fire at your house, it will probably get bet bigger and a delay to emergency medical calls. leading to a compromise in patient care. >> the brownout on top of last year's 33 closures. in contra costa county firefighters agreed to a 10% cut to avoid job losses. >> and this may be harder to find fire works this 4th of july weekend. cal fire trying to sell fire works on web sites like craig's list. it's illegal to sell online including safe and sane variety. saying they confiscate them every year. the sale is already underway
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Jul 16, 2011 12:00am PDT
, turn on the radio and spin around in circles for an hour. you'll get it. another big competition going on right now, the women's soccer world cup. it happens once every four years. this time, it is being held in germany. today, brazil beat australia 1-0. it was a close match. it was a thriller from beginning to end. and this was the highlight, courtesy of espn. it is our women's world cup play of the day. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: amazing what these athletes can do. this is -- this is kind of weird. the pope tweeted yesterday. there's the pope with his friends. and he's got an ipad. he's getting ready to tweet. and he real he really just pushed the button at the end of the thing, but there it is. ly -- well, he kind of tweeted. there you go. the pope tweeted. five years ago if you told me the pope tweeted, i would have said, why, does he think he's a bird? i mean, it's -- [ laughter ] but he tweeted. he checked into heaven on foursquare and he's the mayor now. [ laughter ] his first tweet was about jesus. i guess that's the way you have to do it. but the second tweet was a little bit more
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Jul 26, 2011 7:00am PDT
is inevitable and could hit families with mortgage payments and lower 401(k)s, other big costs. jake tapper and jon karl have been tracking it. let's start with jake. >> reporter: last night aftete their primetime addresses, house speaker john boehner was overheard saying he didn't sign up to go mano a mano with the president of the united states after the president called for congress to compromise. the president spoke sternly to the american people last night blaming house republicans, especially freshmen, for holding up a debt deal. >> the only reason this balanced approach isn't on its way to becoming law right now is because a significant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a different approach. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner responded by saying that the president wants to continue his rampant spending. >> the president often said we need a balanced approach, which in washington means, we spend morerend you pay more. >> reporter: right now there a a two competing bills, to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit. a house one that likely cannot pass the sen
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Jul 8, 2011 5:00am PDT
. he said he saw two faces and two big sets of eyes. the two men on board were killed. it happened at 7:30 last night. plane crashed into a medical office building narrowly missing the main hospital building here at the watsonville community hospital. >>> the blilgs department but no one was there except for the people that were actually on the plane. >> reporter: here a close-up shot. faa will be on scene to take a close look at the crash scene but no cause has been identified yet. witnesses say it was foggy at the time. the plane had just taken off from the watsonville municipal airport. it's registered under two men but names were not released. hospital was not affected by the crash so hospital workers were able to continue caring for their patients. >>> this morning, survivors of a capsized fishing boat in mexico are expected back home in the bay area. at the same time family members of the seven men still missing are hoping they will have a reuin yoon in the near future. nick smith joins us. >> it's been tough for the families. 16 of the remaining 19 american survivors have crossed
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Jul 9, 2011 8:00am PDT
when the plane hit. lisa amin gulezian reports on the family and investigation. >> he was like my big brother, looking out for me. >> john can't believe his brother is dead. david and his wife and sons were on their way to to yosemite when they crashed. this little boy laid flowers at the crash scene. this is video taken by a witness soon after the plane crashed near watsonville community hospital. n.t.s.b. is in charge of find go out what happened. investigators picked through the charred remains. >> we looked at the man, machine and environment. we look at the pilot, his or training and experiences. >> david has started flying a few years ago. he bought the plane last year. investigators won't speculate on a cause for this crash but his friends have their own ideas. >> probably the airplane stalled and lost altitude when you lose altitude on takeoff there isn't enough altitude to recover from a stall. >> authorities confirmed, they died instantly. >> it's just incredible family they do so much. if you need a hug, a smile, anything, they were there. >> to see one of them injured let
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Jul 19, 2011 7:00am PDT
bieber. oh, my god! >> what would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir, the same thing. >> it's not quite the same thing. >> it is. >> nonetheless. >> how about this extreme weather? >> really something, these pictures coming in. >> from phoenix blowing in last night going through right there. that dust storm, and then these temperatures all -- the majority of the country feeling it, david. >> smoke alarms going off because of the heat. then alarms going off here, these are different kinds as team usa is in the house. look at them just arriving moments ago. what a homecoming. >> we're going to really celebrate with them coming up. love to see them here in times square on our home turf. >> huge crowd for them there this morning. >>> we'll begin with the high-stakes drama unfolding a
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Jul 20, 2011 11:35pm PDT
. the incredible story of a family who risked it all to chase their 24 karat dreams and came up big. how one stubborn couple started a modern gold rush. >>> and margarita master. it's the ultimate summertime indulgence. the perfect treat to beat the heat. but it didn't happen by accident. meet the man who invented this frozen miracle. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with er the cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city and terry moran in washington, this is "nightline," j jy 20th, 2011. >> good evening. well, it's not only hot, it's deadly hot. at least 22 people have died so far in the heat wave currently sweeping the country. and conditions will only get more dangerous in the coming days,, forecasters say. factors such as relative humidity of more than 0% and little or no wind are making temperatures that are already high feel downright unbearable. here's abc's john donvan with a snapshot of our sizzling states. >> reporter: it's all over the map this heat. 106 degrees in wichita. 98 in milwaukee. oklahoma city, 106. 99 in chicago. and while it seems to be going
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Jul 22, 2011 5:00pm PDT
in the month of june, after a big job loss in may on the other, unemployment is up, after months of falling. >> led by silicon valley high tech industry, lawyers added nearly 29,000 jobs for june. the best one-month gain since february. the jump was a surprise considering how week the national labor market is, only 18,000 jobs were created in the same period. >> they need to do probably at least double what we've been doing so far. just to sort of see a real recovery. >> and more than two million people are still out of work. california lost nearly 1.4 million jobs and only 16% have come back. despite job growth, unemployment remained high in california, and the jobless rate ticked up for the first time since september to 11.8% last month, higher from may when it was 11.7%. and it's better than a year ago when it was at 12.4%. and an increase in unemployment rate with job growth means more people enter bid restarting their job search or moving into the state. >> and this is is a job expansion underway. not enough to get news a job growth and job recovery. >> high school graduate was one of
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Jul 24, 2011 5:00pm PDT
will not sign a temporary deal. it's not clear whether boehner can get up votes to pass it and it may be too big for congress to deal with only a week left. >>> democratic senator dianne feinstein said a deal is being held hostage by republican politics but she said cnn she thinks she has a way for a deal to happen. >> we would probably take three part cuts to one parts revenues. what we won't do is take $4 trillion cuts with no additional revenues. we strongly believe that the wealthiest in our society should help with this crisis. >>> lawmakers say a debt deal needs to be finalized by tomorrow so congress can volt on it in time. >>> oakley police arrested a man for a shooting that left one person dead and a teenager injured. david vargas is being held on $1.8 million bill. he is accused of last night's shooting that killed 22-year-old omar martinez and injured a 16-year-old boy. the motive is still unknown but it was not a random shooting. >> in richmond police are investigating another deadly shooting. the city's ninth homicide this month. it happened last night near 24th street and exchange
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Jul 27, 2011 4:30am PDT
8 1/2 hours of fighting the fire but now the big question is what kind of toxic problems it has created for us in the air. the plume of black smoke could be seen as far away from oakland. it was burning as many as 30,000 plastic bins. the company makes those plastic bins that are used by farmers. firefighters found it extremely hot making this fire a huge challenge for them. investigators say workers at the plant started the fire. >> we have confirmed with the business owners and employees on site that that they did have employees with working with some type of open flame device. i don't have details but probably a blowtorch or welding in that area. >> no major injuries were reported. about 120 firefighters came to help out with this when it reached the sixth alarm. they even received help from travis air force base. they finally stopped putting water on it about 9:30 last night. macro plastics has been here for 20 years and never had a fire like this. 45 workers -- 45 people work here. at this point it's grateful that everyone evacuated safely and everybody is okay. live in fai
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Jul 10, 2011 5:30pm PDT
three weeks away. president obama is imploring congressional leaders to think big, though the top house republican bailed out last night, saying, it's time for a smaller plan. on abc's "this week," the white house chief of staff said the president isn't giving up. >> he is not someone to walk away from a tough fight. this is a very tough political fight. no question about it. but he didn't come to this town to do little things. he came to do big things. >> reporter: how big? the president was willing to put social security, considered a sacred cow to democrats, on the table. as well as major changes to the tax code. his plan would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. twice what republicans propose. here's the standoff. while republicans like the idea of cutting hundreds of billions of dololrs from medicaid, medicare and social security, democrats don't. >> we do not support cuts in benefits. >> reporter: and republicans refuse the president's plan to increase taxes, revenue, by cutting subsidies on oil and gas companies and closing tax loopholes for other businesses. >> to get a big package
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Jul 13, 2011 7:00am PDT
's the main points? >> this is really great news. giving parents choices. the big change is that on menus that participate in this program there will be meals with at least one combination of -- that has 600 calories or less and with that, the side dish will have to be 200 calories or less more than that, looking at the types of foods, to make sure they're in line with the guidelines, increased fruits and vegetables. lean protein, whole grains and low fat dairy. >> choices are good. options are good, but the difference, what's the real difference here? >> well, you know, that's the big question. there is a recent study out of yale and looked at 20 fast food chains, there were 3,3,0 different combinations of kids' food. only 27 of thehemet the kind of guidelines we're talking about here. the big issue is will they be promoting these healthy guidelines, or will it just be one item on the menu and kids are still going for the fries. >> kind of related is getting a lot of buzz. "the journal of the american medical association," a piece where harvard doctors are suggesting if you have a child
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Jul 2, 2011 8:00am PDT
making the rivers fast and swollen and very dangerous. >> a big finish on wall street. stocks had the biggest weekly gain in two years. dow jones soared 168 points, it's going to open at 12582. the dow was up 5.5% jump for the week. nasdaq was also up and s&p 500 rose 19. >> for u.c. students economic news not so good. they are preparing to recommend a 10% tuition increase for the board of regents that would make up a loss of $150 million because of steep cuts. the tuition would rise by more than a thousand dollars to $12,200 per year. >> imagine spending only a few dollars to help a student to college. it's possible through scholar match. students post their profile hoping to get people to donate money toward their college tuition. >> reporter: college is an expensive proposition but they are helping students pay for their education. >> the idea to create scholar match begins here. many of the students are being accepted into college but didn't have a way to pay for it. the executive director of scholar match spoke to us from los angeles while attending a convention there. >> we
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Jul 3, 2011 11:00pm PDT
trucks coming. i could tell it was big. >> i heard firecrackers going off in the back there. i looked and didn't hear nothing. five minutes later that was it. >> the hertz manager found a firecracker at the scene. firefighters sprayed down the charred cars to make sure they did not reignite. >>> now to the weather and the heat we had today. leigh glaser is here with some record temperatures. leigh? >> actually we had just one record and that was in salinas. the high you can see of 84 degrees actually surpassed a record of 82 degrees. check out some of these highs today. 100 in antioch. concord reached 100 degrees. livermore 101. brentwood, you reached 102. san ramon reported 105. san francisco 81 degrees today. and napa today 97 degrees. now, let me go ahead and show you what happened today. more of a northerly wind component bringing us the offshore winds. the fog being pushed off the coast and that's why the coastal communities were in the 70s today. as you just saw, the high heat inland well over 100 degrees. tonight though it does look like the low clouds and the fog off the coast
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Jul 22, 2011 6:00am PDT
. a big week all the way around. let's start with the case. these arrests could mean the common raise of giovanni ramirez. he was arrested in may. l.a.'s police chief at the time said very emphatically this was the man who beat stow. so l.a.'s mayor's office tells the l.a. times they are obviously going to need an explanation. now an anonymous police source say two people have been arrested. >> we were just waiting, kind of like everybody else. we know they have a big job to do and a lot of work ahead of them. we are putting all our faith in the lapd right now. >> this wouldn't mean ramirez would go free. he is serving time for a parole violation. this is a good example of why people shouldn't rush to judgment. we don't know what led them to these two people. we are hoping we will learn more today. as for stow's progress, according to his family's blog he has made a breakthrough and he opened his eyes and closed them on demand. when they asked him what his last name was, he mouthed the word stow. live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, "abc 7 news." >>> residents in one san francisco n
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Jul 9, 2011 5:00am PDT
and the investigation. >> my big brother looking out for me. seems like we are going to see him walk in the door. >> john houghton still can't believe his brother is dead. david, his wife, dee^dee, and their sons, ryan and luke, were on their way near yosemite to meet john and the rest of the family when they crashed. this little boy laid plowers at the crash scene. this is cellphone video taken by a witness soon after the plane crashed near watsonville community hospital. the ntsb is in charge of finding out what happened. investigators picked through the charred remains. >> we look at the man, the machine and the environment. when we look at the man we look at the pilot, his or her training, his or her experience or his or her experience in the air craft type. >> david houghton started flying a few years ago. he bought the plane last year. investigators won't speculate on a cause for this crash, but houghton's friends have their own ideas. >> probably the airplane stalled and lost altitude. when you lose altitude on takeoff, there isn't any -- there isn't enough altitude to recover from a stal
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Jul 6, 2011 6:00pm PDT
of the people who cover, and making a big difference within the community. the walls are starting to come down. >> the police chief announced one effort that will take place this summer, dubbed a call in to the gangs. >> they will be offered services, opportunities to get out of the gang and community assistance if they so choose. >> saturday, city leaders will try to get guns off the streets by holding a gun buy back, offering $100 for the first 75 firearms turned into police. >> and time is running out in the search for seven men still missing after their fishing boat cap sized. the families of two men have now set up their own command center in the dining room of one home. we're now live. >> and you know there is good news tonight. just a moment ago, we learned the coast guard has agreed to continue searching for the men, tomorrow morning in, their specially equipped aircraft. the decision as the result of a full court press by folks gathered today to keep the search and their hope alive. >> we need our dad to come home. we need our uncles and sons to come home. now, at this point, we need
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Jul 15, 2011 4:00pm PDT
general hospital, krol kol yiding with a big rig. witnesses tell police the driver, traveling east on oak street may have run a red light. and a 52-year-old psychiatrist and associate professor was thrown from a bus and killed. three other passengers and the shuttle driver suffered minor injuries. >> drivers are used to terrible gridlock in los angeles but are they ready for carmeggodon that. is what they're calling a closure of the 405. officials say they're ready and got out to make sure everybody is aware state wide. there are warning signs on 580 here in the bay area for drivers who may be heading down south. and we are live from l.a. now z everybody is expecting that this is going to be a huge mess down there. and you know we've been hearing about this for weeks and forget king kong. the threat is carmeggodon. when you shut down a freeway it does feel like the end of the world. >> if you live in l.a. you know what is coming. the famed 405, yes that 405 is filled with 500,000 cars on a weekend this, weekend it's anything but typical. for 53 hours a 10-mile stretch will be closed. why?
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Jul 15, 2011 11:00pm PDT
. -- 53-hour closure. >>> and the bay area has its own closure, although it is not nearly as big. highway 1 between lake street and the golden gate bridge will be closed in both directions from 8:00 p.m. saturday night through 11:00 a.m. sunday morning. the closure will allow crews to shift traffic to a new bridge. detour signs will be up to help you get around that construction area. >>> residents returned to their homes in one san mateo area after the search for a potentially armed suspect came up empty. they sealed off part of echo avenue for more than two hours tonight. the trouble started when a man suffered what appeared to be a stabbing or a slashing wound to his hand around 6:30. officers searched a home but did not find the suspect. >>> 22 san jose firefighters have been reinstated with money from the federal grant. this group of firefighters came back to the job in an official welcoming ceremony today. in all 47 firefighters were laid off last year, but the other 27 have found other jobs. their positions will be filled by new hires. but the joy did not extend to residents of the
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. the improvements at the civic center may be the last big project they ever complete. the $11.4 million started in 2008, and are finishing up just as redevelopment agency fights to survive. the california redevelopment association file aid lawsuit with the state court arguing the budget deal is unconstitutional. >> what they're doing is redirecting the money. at the end of the day where money goes is the issue. >> the state argues the legislature created redevelopment agencies and has power eliminate them. the complex deal that closed a $27 billion budget short fall relies on $1.7 billion inappropriate tax revenue that was aloe indicated to redevelopment agencies and now must be spent on schools. >> this issue here is can the state continue business as usual? the legislature said no. >> the san jose is responsible for projects ranging from the tech museum to affordable housing, going from a staff of 90 to just eight today f nothing changes this will cease to exist altogether on october 1. >> that is better remaining we're just going to proceed as we can. to there is no longer redevelopment. we
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Jul 1, 2011 6:00am PDT
% of the staff will previously employed by ami. >> we got a big weekend coming up and a hot weekend coming up. >> it was getting pretty warm yesterday afternoon. >>> hottest days are still ahead of us, good morning, coming up on 6:07. you can see the storm track and moisture and green staying up the canadian border and dry air that will work its way toward us aiding in that heat wave developing. 60 in concord. 65 in antioch and everybody else in the mid to upper 50s half moon bay at 50 degrees. the coast will be the most comfortable while the rest of us are having above average temperatures. 66 in half moon bay. low to mid-70s richmond, oakland and upper 70s to low 80s for the rest of bay shore. mid to upper 80s in the south bay and east you bay. let's head down to the monterey bay, upper 80s to low 90s. a little more comfortable around the bay with low to mid-70s and down into salinas. take a look at the accu-weather seven-day forecast, you can see the stream of hot weather inland. i can't remember 7 days mid to upper 90s. seven days in a row. low to mid 80s around the bay and there is the c
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Jul 2, 2011 6:00am PDT
big now, so i'm donating them. nogoing back the again. good for you! how'd you do i eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> a daring rescue on the merced river. four deputies were swept downstream when they got caught in the debris. they were trying to reach three boys who were caught on a raft. >> i was on the phone with 911 and i was telling her what was happening, we were in the trees for maybe two hours. >> because of some person's ignorance about the ravaging waters here at the merced river caused our officers to get in distress. >> that wasn't the end of it. the rescue he's talking about end up taking ten hours when members of a second sheriff's department team also had to be rescued. 14 rescues on the merced river in 24 hours. high temperatures are melting this year's
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Jul 5, 2011 6:00am PDT
. the roof started burning at 11:10 at alcatraz and king streets. it was an enormous fire. big flames coming out of that roof. it's too early to stay whether fireworks were to blame. check out these images from over in brentwood, two homes caught fire. firefighters think it was the barbecue grill, no one was hurt. the victims from one of homes had only been there about three weeks had just moved in. they had unfortunately been through this before. >> very scary. we were able to get out in time. we know the neighbors were able to help us. it was a second fire we've had. so it burned down and the fire department responded really fast >> reporter: just incredible. now check out what they were dealing with out in the county. east contra costa county, lots of grass fires, half a dozen. the skies lit up with illegal fireworks so a lot of them on the ground there were a lost fires. this is in bay point. no injuries were reported from these fires and no structures were burned but again, firefighters say it's too early whether fireworks was to blame but it would be quite a coincidence that it just ha
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Jul 29, 2011 12:00am PDT
this commercial today for a new line of clothing that it looks like it's going to be a big hit. >> with five grammys, 25 million albums sold and record-breaking music videos, she's one of the best-receiving artists of all time. and now, lady gaga brings her celebrated gift of fashion to the littlest of monsters. gaga goo goo. lady gaga baby wear. ♪ my momma told me ♪ when i was young ♪ we're all superstars >> gaga goo goo! >> gaga goo goo! >> we were born this way! ♪ baby i was born this way >> and coming soon, my new platforms. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we had a real commotion here last night. there was aocumentary about an electronic music festival premiering across the street. a dj tweeted that he was going to do a free show here and suddenly hundreds of people showed up. the riot police came in. but -- ravers refused to leave. they had to arrest a bunch of people. a statue of marylyn monroe from the wax museum was attacked. imagine if this crowd wasn't on ecstasy. i mean, this could have been -- the police were like, move along, there's nothing to rub up against here, it'
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Jul 29, 2011 7:00am PDT
on this bill today. but i think one of the big problems you face is that once he does send -- gets this through, if he does get it through, it's going to be very hard to get any of his republicans to vote for the real compromise in a day or two or three. >> reporter: well, that's exactly right. both of your points right. first of all, there are no negotiations going on in that final compromise right now because all the focus is getting this passed in the house. speaker boehner isn't exactly taking calls now from democrats. but he's trying to get his own republicans in line. once he does this, this is going to be very difficult for him to get -- to go any further by way of compromise. if there is a compromise, it's going to take a lot of democrats to pass it in the house. >> a lot of democrats, that's exactly right. okay, jon karl, jake tapper, thanks very much. key market openings sunday night, the next big deadline to watch for, as well. >> reporter: that's right. >> the asian market. elizabeth, this is just so uncertain going into the final weekend. >> well, and certainly the public is starti
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Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm PDT
and all trial courts are taking a big hit. >> and plans to merge four peninsula fire departments will be presented tonight at burlingame city council meeting. this program would combine the millbrae and san bruno departments with central county fire. the merger has been approve bid all four communities. it's projected to save $540,000 per year, closing two fire stations and consolidating fumpxz. no jobs will be lost. >> and another -- cisco systems confirmed it's laying off 6500 employees, 9% of the networking qipt work force, 2100 coming from employees taking part in early retirement and says 15% lk employed at at and above the level of vice president. workers will be notified first week of august. >> another round of dead d.debt talk was out a deal. the president says progress is being made. and the republican senator says he'll slash through spending cuts and raise age at which americans receive social security benefits to 70. >> the fact is that politicians desires for career get in the way of what is best for the country well. know that. you see it every day. i'm saying it's
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Jul 15, 2011 7:00am PDT
" that is the perfect song for summer. >> we've got another beautiful day at central park. another big crowd gathering. can't wait to get to that. >>> we also have a lot of news this morning. let's get right to that collision on the taxiway in boston last night. hundreds of passengers evacuated after the wing of a delta jumbo jet clipped the tail of another jet just months after a similar collision here in new york and abc's lisa stark is tracking this overnight. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good morning, george. well, it was two delta flights, both loaded with fuel. ready for takeoff. one rams into the other. it could have been much worse. this photo taken from inside the 767 clearly shows the damage. the wing tip of the jumbo jet sliced apart. the tail of the regional plane badly mangled. >> people were freaking out. the girl next to me was right by the wing was ying. and was trying to jump out of the emergency exit for a little bit. >> everybody said, what happened? >> reporter: it was still light out, around 7:3030ast night when the planes collided. the regional jet apparently turned on to a t
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Jul 22, 2011 2:05am PDT
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Jul 26, 2011 5:00pm PDT
there are just big hot spots. most of the fire is out, and john mentioned they're going to be on the scene quite a while. and the fire makes the kind of containers you can see holding fruits and vegetable autos for those living near the plastics plant officials are warning foam stay indoors and do not want people breathing that toxic smoke. and what is this like? have you been able to smell this stuff? >> we've been able to see it in the form of grass, burned grass. there is some pieces on the ground. you can see there is some black debris, mostly grass. so it appears in water, let's show you what the sky looks like now. there is a better, frankly than it did just an hour ago. right now, things have lightened up, but you can see around 4:00 this afternoon, there was a thick black plume of smoke rising into the air, and only about a half mile southwest of the plant that went up in flames. and there is one around 3:30. and i was standing there in the office and there is another one came in at 4:30. some folks couldn't help but look. >> this is on fire, then started to move up z the firemen came. t
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Jul 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
at an iconic skating rink. >>> also, fog over the bay area, and a big marathon coming up tomorrow. leigh glaser will have your accuweather seven-day forecast when we come back. >> the giants needed a good long start from madison baumgardner today. he only gave up five runs in the first. a long day for madison. we'll [ male announcer ] brace yourself for the big, bold taste of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. go! go! completing an atm deposit in record time... that's a step forward. go! go! with deposit friendly atms, you can make ultra fast, secure deposits with no slips or envelopes. take a step forward and chase what matters. >> it's the end of an rare in milpitas. it's the time for the farewell skate at cal skate, one of the last skating rinks in the bay area, running nonstop for the last 34 years. >> parents opened the facility in 1977, and we've had a great run. we've developed a real culture here at ca cal skate. people are very sad -- people are very sad that we're leav
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Jul 7, 2011 11:35pm PDT
's big pieces missing. there's gaps. >> reporter: jennifer ford, juror number 3 in the trial, told us all the evidence prosecutors said point to guilt could have pointed another way, too. . >> could it happen this way or that way? any expert, like with anything, i could have been what the prosecution said, it could be the defense. if it's both, it could not be proven. >> there's a disconnect. because people outside see the trial on television. they think of it as reality television. and on television, there's always a result. if this person isn't guilty, someone else is. in real life, we may never know what happened. we may end up with uncertainty. uncertainty is a very important part of the criminal justice system. >> most cases are circumstantial evidence. that's so not unusual. and nevertheless, juries, most of the time, find their way to a conviction when the circumstantial evidence adds up. in my opinion, this did. >> reporter: but for casey ananony, all that is just a moot argument now. what happens to her? what will her life be like after next wednesday? during the time casey was i
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Jul 8, 2011 4:30am PDT
something like this could happen. the shop pretty big so it could have happened everywhere but we are lucky we weren't out there. >> no one on the ground or the clinic was hurt. the hospital was not impacted by the crash and patient care was not affected. they are investigating the crash. >> more survivors of a fishing vessel that capsized in the waters off of baja california are expected back in the bay area this morning. family members of the seven missing men are still hoping their loved ones will come home, too. nick has more. >> exactly two of those men are expected in san jose but all the families continue to hold out hope. i want you to take a look at this video. 16 fishermen that survived crossed the border headed north to reunite with family and relatives. two drove home together in the truck of a fellow fishermen who actually died but the truck broke down so they are expected here at the greyhound station. >> what's been going on down there and the areas they have been searching and what kind of obstacles and what he they are facing for but what we are focusing is still trying to
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Jul 8, 2011 5:00pm PDT
save environment in big league parks. he was reaching for a ball when he tumbled over a railing. it happened in front of his 6-year-old son, too. the firefighter died at the hospital. the rangers have placed a tarp over the area where he fell. >> and we're doing it out of respect for the family. so there won't be pictures taken of that area. we zront a long range strategy if anything is going to be done there at this point this n.time. >> and teams around baseball plan on wearing a black ribbon in honor of stone. the giants say they will inspect the park to be sure fans are safe there. >> bay area host another soldier in afghanistan. and his unit came under an atachblg he leaves behind a wife and two children from a previous marriage. and he was 36 years old. >>> a judge ruled a murder suspect is not competent to stand trial in the shooting death of a community leader. the 54-year-old died after being shot inside of the garage in june, police say he killed louis because he thought his childhood friend turned against him. the ruling mean ez will go to a state mental hospital. >>
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